Thursday, July 25, 2013

Stop Motion Animation on the iPad

Another fun project I am SUPER excited to try this year is stop motion animation using the iPad.  There are a ton of free apps out there; I tried MyStopAction.

not a brilliant example of the cinematic arts, I know - I was JUST PRACTICING!  The onion skin feature was essential to this working at all - I could also loop the video to make him wave more than 2 seconds...

Other apps allow you to draw right in the program - again, the onion skin feature is super important.  One of these programs is DoInk, which Tricia Fugelstad uses beautifully! 

Making an Animated Alien in Doink from Tricia Fuglestad on Vimeo.

I would love to try some simple animation using the white-board or collage - maybe even work our way into clay-mation!!  so fun....


  1. Those apps look like fun! I agree that the onion skin feature is a must. Have you looked at the program Dragonframe before? Here is an article about another art teacher in Iowa City who is using it.

    Looks pretty complex but that could be great for my middle school TAG art kids.

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